Red rose women triumph at Derwent

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In the women’s pool down at Derwent College, the Lancaster women pulled off a fairly easy victory. The first match seemed quite tedious and Lancaster really showed their nerves after missing opportunities to pot black for a good while and giving the match away to York, but the reds stepped up their game and managed to take the next four matches with York not taking a single frame. Particular highlights in these matches were Ash Rush with an extremely solid performance against Ellie Yates. Consecutive pots were certainly something she didn’t have a problem with. Molly Chambers also entertained many with her consistency against Hannah Coyl, some excellent accuracy and positioning on display there. Tension arose at times in these matches as York remained tough opponents but careless mistakes such as potting white as well as black at the end of a frame in match four cost them dearly and Lancaster stood their ground and grasped their chances well. After five matches Lancaster only needed to win one more match to take the points overall and unfortunately the crowd had to be patient. York certainly didn’t crack under the pressure and managed to win the next two matches pulling the score back to 4:3, meaning it was once again all to play for. Lancaster were certainly looking their bright red colour now due to York’s shock comeback and fans were biting their nails, but it was Jen Lappin who smoothly won two consecutive frames in her match to secure victory for the Lancaster women. Some very skilful pool on display from both sides and the banter from the fans made it a brilliant atmosphere and a pleasure to watch.

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